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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes pituitary dwarfism (hypo-somatotropism) ?

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi answered

Specializes in Neurology

Hyposomatotropism has a variety of causes including genetic controls over production ; secretion of pituitary hormones. This cause is often detected at birth due to other accompanying signs of physical abnormalities which occur in utero. If not genetic then, other causes include trauma, infections, sarcoidosis, tumors, pituitary gland developmental problems, and cranial irradiation. Best to you!

Answered Jan 5, 2014

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